Commission has been taking full preparation for holding the upazila polls on
January 22 and would start sending the election materials from January 12.
The Commission, however, will not
deploy army during the upazila polls. Election Commissioner Brig Gen (retd) M
Sakhawat Hossain said at a press briefing on Sunday thatadditional police and BDR will be deployed
during the upazila elections, not army.
judicial magistrates would start going to field levels within a day or two for
the important local-government elections, withheld for a long time by
successive political governments.
Brig Sakhawat announced the
Commission's plan to hold the overdue election to Dhaka City Corporation in
March after completing the upcoming upazila polls on schedule.
The voter list will be updated
before the DCC polls," the Commissioner said.
The Commission has also decided
to take legal actions against the persons who carried ballot papers outside
election centres and displayed those in public to create "controversy and
The Commission has already sent a
letter to the police department to take necessary steps to this effect.
Brig Sakhawat said that the
Commission would investigate into the reported cases and take legal actions
against the persons involved.